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Boy, 11, killed in Beswick hit-and-run

A young boy has died following a collision in Beswick.

Shortly after 6.10pm today (Saturday 12 January 2019), police were called to reports that a grey VW Golf had collided with a pedestrian on Albert Street.

Following the collision the car left the scene.

The pedestrian- an 11-year-old boy- was treated at the scene by paramedics. He was taken to hospital but sadly he died as a result of his injuries.

A grey VW Golf – believed to have been involved in the collision – was found abandoned near to the scene.

An 31-year-old man later attended a police station and he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

Albert Street remains closed between Charlestown Street and Darley Street. Doric Close is also closed while investigative work is carried out.

Police Constable Karl Horner, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident in which a young boy lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

“We have a man in custody, but our enquiries continue as we work to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision.

“If you think you saw the driver of the grey VW Golf around the time of the collision, or if you witnessed what happened, then please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident or the events leading up to it.”

Anyone with information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1642 of 12/01/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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